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#23 Furman Defeats Clemson 3-2

#23 Furman Defeats Clemson 3-2

Oct. 18, 2011

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CLEMSON, SC – Coleton Henning scored his seventh goal of the season in leading 23rd-ranked Furman to a 3-2 win over Clemson in a men’s intercollegiate soccer match at Clemson, SC Tuesday night.

With the win, Furman is now 11-2-3 overall, while Clemson falls to 4-8 this season. The Paladins are ranked 23rd nationally.

Furman scored first in the 20th minute. Martin Ontiveros crossed the ball from the left to Coleton Henning in the right center of the box. Henning sent a diagonal shot, eight yards out into the left wall of the netting for his seventh goal this year.

Clemson immediately answered back :39 seconds later. Keegan Priest sent his corner kick into the box. Austin Savage knocked in a shot from 10 yards out for his fourth goal this year.

Furman took a 2-1 lead in the 29th minute. Daniel Jojaij dribbled in the box and gave the ball to Alex Crooks on his left. Crooks fired a shot from 12 yards out that trickled off of Clemson’s goalkeeper Cody Mizell and into the netting for his third goal this season.

The Paladins went ahead 3-1 late in the game in the 76th minute. Daniel Jojaij drove in the box toward the left post. He gave the ball to Josh Lietch who chipped a shot over Mizell to score his first career goal.

The Tigers narrowed the lead to 3-2 when Bryniar Benediktsson scored his fifth goal of the year in the 83rd minute. Jack Metcalf crossed the ball to Amadou Dia from the left. He found Benediktsson who fired a diagonal shot into the goal with 7:08 left in regulation.

“This was a winnable game for us,” said Clemson Head Coach Mike Noonan. “Defensively, we gave up the most shocking goals against us this season. Austin Savage is a junior and he knows what it takes to be successful – he is an effective player. The problem is we have to have others to come along with him and be ready to play. We are not consistent in our efforts. We need to learn how to compete better. We have improved defensively in the last few games, but tonight we took two steps backwards.”

Clemson will play host to Adelphi Friday evening at 5:00 p.m.

Furman 3, Clemson 2

Furman – Coleton Henning (Martin Ontiveros) 19:13 Clemson – Austin Savage (Keegan Priest) 19:52 Furman – Alex Crooks (Daniel Jojaij) 28:18 Furman – Josh Lietch (Daniel Jojaij) 76:09 Clemson – Brynjar Benediktsson (Amadou Dia, Jack Metcalf) 82:52

Shots: Clemson 7, Furman 12 Corner Kicks: Clemson 4, Furman 4 Saves: Cody Mizell (CU) 3, Alec Kann (FU) 4 Fouls: Clemson 11, Furman 10 Attendance: 813